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Geranium chimborazense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA GERANIALES GERANIACEAE

Scientific Name: Geranium chimborazense
Species Authority: R.Knuth

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A terrestrial herb endemic to the northern and central Andes of Ecuador, where it is known from six populations. Protected in the Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, in the Parque Nacional Sangay, and in the Reserva de Producción Faunística Chimborazo; the type was probably collected in what is now the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. The only type specimen was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War, but a picture exists in the Field Museum, Chicago, USA. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 3,500–4,500 m.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2004. Geranium chimborazense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2014.
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